Many people think cars are just vehicles that take you where you need to go. Meanwhile others see them as a beautiful things and works of art. And considering how difficult it was to get one in the 18th and 19th centuries, then the respect for these machines makes some sense. However, there are times when people go too far when it comes to decorating their cars. Even though they think they look amazing, these vehicles are ridiculous.
Before we throw ourselves into a visual train wreck, let’s take a look back on the history of the automobile.
There are few poignant, albeit forgotten moments in automobile history. First, in 1769, French engineer Nicolas Joseph Cugnot created the first self-propelled military tractor that ran on steam. Then in the late 1800s, the automobile was technically created and perfected in Germany and France. There were numerous other versions of the automobile that followed. But still, in many people’s minds, it was Henry Ford who introduced the first automobile as the Model T. And in turn, the invention elevated the United States into the car-making capital.
Aside from bringing the Model T to light in the early 1900s, Ford also changed the way America and the rest of the world manufactured products. With the factory assembly line put into place, people had the chance to get their hands on a car for the first time since they were invented. Sure, Europe still produced vehicles with an extra finesse, but the U.S. proved to make cars accessible for the common person.
Now that you know a little more about car history and why the history is so important, let’s get back to the ridiculous cars below. Although we’re sure that they run just fine and look pretty to someone, they just aren’t the ideal vehicles that should take the streets. See our picks for the worlds most ridiculous cars below.
20.) The Ice Cream Pig
It’s an adorable ice cream truck. But can you imagine being a grown adult and having to drive it around the neighborhood for hours? You’ll instantly feel like the walls are closing in quite quickly. Let us know if they have bacon ice cream on board!
19.) The Beatnik Bandit II
Is it a lawnmower? Or is it a mutant bug? And was itmade by aliens? Who do expect to drive this alien thing around the block?
18.) Off-Road Extreme
GMC is known for it’s off-road vehicles. But replacing the wheels with those things makes this truck look like it’s mean to be in a video game not out on the road. The tracks help it glide right over snow, and ice with out any issues.
17.) The Bat Car
While we’re not sure if this car ever made it on any of the Batman movies, it sure does look like it belongs in one. Perhaps it could be a stunt double?
16.) The Duck Mobile
15.) Bubble Bath Buggy
Well, this is a good way to kill to birds with one stone. Either she overslept and couldn’t hop in the shower before stepping out of her house? Or did she invite everyone to bath time?
14.) The Smiling Monster
Between the big teethon the grill or the huge engine that looks like it’s got steel boogers, this can easily make small child run away and cry.
13.) A Reflective Piece
Although you’ll never need to carry a mirror around again, this is definitely a traffic hazard on a sunny day. Hope everyone who comes near it has some dark sunglasses on.
12.) When the Rooster Crows
Think clucking chicken suit 2.0? But does it have the same entertainment value?
11.) Freshly Squeezed
This does look like a fun car to ride around in. But the hollowness inside will have everyone in vehicle echoing during the whole ride.
10.) The Baby Buggy
We understand that there are many places around the world that use tiny cars. However, this seems to be going too for. Instead, this one looks a lot like an early prototype for what Fisher Price’s Power Wheels are today, right?
9.) Blinged Out
There is clearly a market for this kind of car. But if more of these come on the market, then we can foresee car thefts to go up!
8.) The Island Igloo
Is it in igloo? Is it a crystal ball? The only thing we know is that there is a whole lot of weird going on in this one. A delicate exterior with rugged tires, where on earth is it headed?
7.) Stormtroopers Ahead
Star Wars fans will be loving this particular car. But would any of those fans want to drive that all 365 days of the year? And more importantly, will their loved ones let them do it?
6.) Mr. Peanut’s Ride
Thanks to Planters, the Nutmobile brings everyone more nostalgia than anything. But there are two things to consider here. First, anyone witha nut allergy should stay at least 150 feet away. And secondly, no matter how much it makes you think of your childhood, it’s still a ridiculous car.
5.) Donald Duck’s Ride
This looks like something out of a Darkwing Duck episode. Any officer who would actually drive this would probably meet lots of LOLs while on patrol.
4.) Chewie’s Car
Let’s face it. The car is pretty ugly. But it would be really epic if Chewbacca did drive to the Solo: A Star Wars Story premiere in that.
3.) The Medieval Ride
Since we’re sure that this was built to protect the vehicle and everyone inside it, it would have been the perfect car for Prince Arthur and the Round Table. Imagine jousting with this instead of horses.
Did someone fish this out of the ocean floor? If not, The Little Mermaid would even be embarrassed to ride around in that.
1.) The Weiner Mobile
The moment you saw this the Oscar Meyer weiner song definitely started playing in your head. Admit it.
Have you seen any of these cars around? Let us know in the comments if you’ve seen these ridiculous rides or other ridiculous cars in your travels.